Ella From The BBC Vaults

Sunday 8 July, 8.30pm

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. Having won nearly every singing honour around the world – from 12 Grammy awards to the National Medal of Arts – she remains a jazz and soul icon. The performances in this collection are taken from BBC programmes from 1965 to 1977, and…


Etta James Dies at 73

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She was known as the Matriarch of R&B, and for good reason. Etta James’ earthy voice and spitfire personality made her one of the most loved blues singers of her generation. The legendary performer passed away last week, aged 73, after a two year battle with leukaemia. This was not the only war she had…


Harry Connick Jr: In Concert on Broadway

Sunday 25 December, 8.30pm
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Grammy Award-winning crooner Harry Connick, Jr takes the stage at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre in his first Broadway concert appearance in two decades. Filmed over two nights in July 2010, this concert presents 42-year-old Connick, Jr. at his most enthralling. He brings an eternally youthful energy to his 15-day sold-out Broadway run, yet the…